Wednesday, May 16, 2012

BJA FY 12 Visiting Fellows Program

BJA FY 12 Visiting Fellows Program


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Document Type:Grants Notice
Funding Opportunity Number:BJA-2012-3339
Opportunity Category:Discretionary
Posted Date:May 15, 2012
Creation Date:May 15, 2012
Original Closing Date for Applications:Jun 28, 2012   
Current Closing Date for Applications:Jun 28, 2012   
Archive Date:Jul 28, 2012
Funding Instrument Type:Grant 
Category of Funding Activity:Law, Justice and Legal Services 
Category Explanation:
Expected Number of Awards:
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Award Ceiling:$220,000
Award Floor:$0
CFDA Number(s):16.751  --  Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program
Cost Sharing or Matching Requirement:No

Eligible Applicants

Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Additional Information on Eligibility:

Eligible applicants are individuals or state, tribal or local government, organizations, or academic institutions seeking to place a staff member in BJA. All persons serving in the fellowship positions must be U.S. citizens. The person seeking to be placed in the Fellowship must have at least 5 years of criminal justice expertise in the relevant area of criminal justice practice or research, working in a policy or applied criminal justice setting, such as a criminal justice agency (law enforcement, criminal courts, prosecutor, corrections, or partner agency such as a social service provider) or an agency or office with responsibility for criminal justice and public policy (such as a governor’s office, mayor’s office, or other important policy setting pertinent to criminal justice). Researchers should apply only if they have an expertise and specific skills in the areas of developing models and applied research tools for the field, implementation of evidence-based practices and collection and analysis of data and performance management. Applicants must demonstrate the administrative capacity, particularly fiscal administrative capacity, to manage an agreement or award, as well as the knowledge and skills to successfully execute the proposed Fellowship activities. Eligibility will be determined only after a review of a complete, submitted application. BJA may elect to make awards for applications submitted under this solicitation in future fiscal years, dependent on the merit of the applications, the availability of appropriations in future years, and applicant availability and current interest. 

Agency Name

Bureau of Justice Assistance


To address emerging issues and build capacity to improve the administration of criminal justice, BJA is launching a new BJA Visiting Fellows Program. The purpose of this program is to leverage state, local, or tribal subject-matter expertise to assess areas of need and to develop strategies, tools, and policies in collaboration with BJA staff for the benefit of the criminal justice field. By hosting up to five Fellows, BJA will collaborate with practitioners and researchers to build capacity to address gaps in priority and emerging issues in the criminal justice field. Fellowships will last 12–18 months, with a required residency at BJA of at least 6–12 months. These Fellows will be expected to produce specific deliverables that can address these priority issues, such as outreach to BJA stakeholders, applied research tools, training curricula or toolkits, articles or publications, and provision of technical subject-matter assistance. Through this process, the Fellows will assist BJA in enhancing strategies and building capacity and then bring their Fellowship experience back into the field. This program is funded under three programs: the Edward Byrne Memorial Competitive Grant Program (Byrne Competitive Program); the Prison Rape Elimination Act (PREA), and the Public Safety Officers Benefits’ (PSOB) Program. 

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Synopsis Modification History

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